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Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

HarperCollins e-books, 2010

Conf essions of a Prairie Bitch is Alison Arngrim’s comic memoir of growing up as one of television’s most memorable characters—the devious Nellie Oleson on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie . With behind-the-scenes stories from the set, as well as tales from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy work on behalf of HIV awareness and abused children, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is ...
  
  











  



  
Unbreakable: My Story, My Way
Jenni Rivera

Atria Books, 2013

A New York Times bestseller, this is the official biography from the beloved Mexican-American singer who lost her life in a tragic plane crash. The only autobiography authorized by Jenni Rivera "I can’t get caught up in the negative because that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any other, and ugly things happen to me like any other woman. The ...
  
  











  



  
A Dog's Purpose (Wheeler Hardcover)
W. Bruce Cameron

Wheeler Publishing, 2010

A New York Times Bestseller, An Indie Next Pick, A Selection of Doubleday Book Club, Mystery Guild, and One Spirit --In this heartwarming dog's-eye commentary, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt. The search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to ...
  
  











  



  
The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel

Atria Books, 2012

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 An ALA/YALSA Alex Award Winner I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk. Two and a half ...
  
  











  



  
Walking on Water
Richard Paul Evans

Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014

In the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling Walk Series, Alan Christensen finally reaches his destination. A year earlier, Seattle advertising executive Alan Christoffersen lost everything he held dear—his beloved wife was killed in a terrible accident; his partner stole his business from him; and the bank foreclosed on his home when he couldn’t pay the mortgage. With seemingly nothing left to live for, Alan set out to walk from ...
  
  











  



  
The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

St. Martin's Griffin, 2012

Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.   In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their ...
  
  











  



  
Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry
Akiane Kramarik

Thomas Nelson, 2006

Ten-year-old prodigy Akiane Kramarik shares her artwork, poetry, and the fascinating story surrounding her talent. Growing up in a home with an atheistic mother and a non-participating Catholic father did not stop four-year-old Akiane Kramarik from finding God. This girl's dreams began a conversation in the home that has eventually brought them all to Christianity and the world's attention. Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry is a ...
  
  











  



  
Underwater Dogs

Little, Brown and Company, 2012

The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; ...
  
  











  



  
To Selena, with Love
Chris Perez

Celebra Hardcover, 2012

One of the most compelling and adored superstars in Latin music history, Selena was nothing short of a phenomenon who shared all of herself with her millions of devoted fans. Her tragic murder, at the young age of twenty-three, stripped the world of her talent and boundless potential, her tightly knit family of their beloved angel, and her husband, Chris Perez, of the greatest love he had ever known. For over a decade, Chris held on to the only ...
  
  











  



  
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss)
Dr. Seuss

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1990

A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies ...
  
  











  



  
Defending a King His Life & Legacy
Karen Moriarty, Dr Karen Moriarty

Outskirts Press, 2012

THE HIGHEST-RATED                                             5-STAR MJ BOOK ON AMAZON AND.... *    A Kindle Bestseller *    One of the Best-Selling MJ Books *    Has Earned the Most Reviews Why did 7,745 people download this book from "Kindle Free eBooks" within 24 hours? Read it to find out why....                " If you want an eye-opening portrayal of the real Michael Jackson -         ...
  
  











  



  
Inquebrantable: Mi Historia, A Mi Manera (Atria Espanol) (Spanish Edition)
Jenni Rivera

Atria Books, 2013

A New York Times bestseller, this is the official biography from the beloved Mexican-American singer who lost her life in a tragic plane crash. La única autobiografía autorizada de Jenni Rivera "No puedo dejarme atrapar en lo negativo porque eso me destruye. Tal vez lo mejor que puedo hacer es tratar de alejarme de mis problemas y concentrarme en lo positivo. Soy una mujer como cualquier otra y me ocurren cosas feas como a cualquier otra ...
  
  











  



  
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
Tupac Shakur

Quartet Books, 2000
  
  











  



  
Michael Jackson Conspiracy
Aphrodite Jones

iUniverse, 2007

He was the pop icon the media loved to hate. Tremendously wealthy, inarguably eccentric, and one of the most famous people in the world, Michael Jackson was the unenviable target of constant public humiliation. The media poked fun at his skin, his features, his sexuality, and his lifestyle.Here, seasoned crime reporter Aphrodite Jones condemns the media for perpetuating hateful rumors and innuendoes, recounting just the sordid details, and ...
  
  











  



  
It's So Easy (and Other Lies): The Autobiography
Duff McKagan

Orion Publishing Group, 2011

Duff McKagan was a co-founder of Guns N' Roses, with a 13-year tenure on bass in what was at the time the biggest band on earth. As well as pulling together the classic line-up (Slash on guitar, Steven Adler on drums, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and vocalist Axl Rose), Duff was the unofficial musical director of the band and the most experienced musician, and played bass, drums and guitar, as well as co-writing many of the songs. Over the ...
  
  











  



  
An Unexpected Frost (The Tucker Series Book 2)
David Johnson

Lake Union Publishing, 2014

In the second installment of the gripping Tucker’s Way series, Tucker faces the biggest crisis of her life. Tucker has finally overcome a lifelong fear of trusting others and let her kind neighbor, Ella, into her heart. Despite their different backgrounds, Tucker and Ella share a deep affection and, together with their good friend Smiley Carter, they support one another and care for Tucker’s three troubled grandchildren. As Tucker’s ...
  
  











  



  
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell

Simon & Schuster, 2014

From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” ( The New York Times ): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room. In 2003, an independent film called The Room —starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau—made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as “like getting stabbed ...
  
  











  



  
A Light in the Attic
Shel Silverstein

HarperCollins, 1981

Last night while I lay thinking here Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear And pranced and partied all night long And sang their same old Whatif song: Whatif I flunk that test? Whatif green hair grows on my chest? Whatif nobody likes me? Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?... Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk ...
  
  











  



  
The Beatles Anthology
The Beatles

Chronicle Books, 2000

This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book. Together with Yoko Ono Lennon, they have also made available the full transcripts (including all the outtakes) of the television and video series The Beatles Anthology. Through painstaking compilation of sources worldwide, John Lennon's words are equally represented in this ...
  
  











  



  
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
Bruce Campbell

L.A. Weekly Books, 2001

My Chin Can Kill is a delightfully irreverent, yet oddly touching, epic of ambition and disappointment, fame and anonymity, and lots of fake blood. Told in Bruce's wry, sarcastic voice, it is a "Hollywood from the bleacher seats" look at his experiences in film and TV and at his status as a cult horror and sci-fi movie god. This man with the face of a matinee idol and the heart of a Three Stooge first attracted what has grown into an enormous ...
  
  











  








   



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